Luke 11:9

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I say vnto you, Aske, and it shalbe giuen you: seeke, and ye shal find: knocke, and it shalbe opened vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I say to you, Make requests, and they will be answered; what you are searching for, you will get; when you give the sign, the door will be open to you.
- Basic English Bible

And *I* say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
- Darby Bible

And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.
- Webster's Bible

So I say to you, `Ask, and what you ask for shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.'
- Weymouth Bible

I tell you, keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep seeking, and you will find. Keep knocking, and it will be opened to you.
- World English Bible

And Y seie to you, axe ye, and it schal be youun to you; seke ye, and ye schulen fynde; knocke ye, and it schal be openyd to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 11:9


11:9 #Mt 7:7|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 11:9


Lu 11:9-13 Ask, and it shall be given. See notes on Mt 7:7-11. These verses are a part of the Sermon on the Mount. It is probable that Luke, who does not give a chronological history, incorporates them here, though not the time when they were spoken. The same may be said of various utterances given by Luke.

Discussion for Luke 11

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 11:13 IF YOU THEN BEING EVIL KNOW HOW TO GIVE GOOD GIFTS UNTO YOUR CHILDREN HOW MUCH MORE SHALL YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER GIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT TO THEM THAT ASK HIM***JOHN 3:34 FOR HE WHOM GOD HATH SENT SPEAKETH THE WORDS OF GOD FOR GOD GIVETH NOT THE SPIRIT BY MEASURE UNTO HIM PROVERBS***1:23 TURN YOU AT MY REPROOF BEHOLD I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT UNTO YOU I WILL MAKE KNOWN MY WORDS UNTO YOU
  • Michael
    When jesus says Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. He is talking about Meditation, that is how one enters in one self. as he says in Mat 6:33 "Seek first the kingdom of God", and repeats 5 times in this sequence, "Take No Thought". for where is the Kingdom of god? Luke 17:21. Within you.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus had some straight talk with the Pharisees including lawyers among them. There were so many "Woe unto you" as he rebuked them for their insincerity. He said it as it is: "Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them." We should avoid walking the same path as the Pharisees lest we are equally rebuked with "woe unto you".
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 11:32 THE MEN OF NINEVE SHALL RISE UP IN THE JUDGEMENT WITH THIS GENERATION AND SHALL CONDEMN IT FOR THEY REPENTED AT THE PREACHING OF JONAS ---- AND BEHOLD A GREATER THAN JONAS IS HERE---- PHILIPPIANS 2:9 WHEREFORE GOD ALSO HATH HIGHLY EXALTED HIM AND GIVEN HIM A NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME JOHN 14:20 AT THAT DAY YOU SHALL KNOW THAT I AM IN MY FATHER AND YOU IN ME AND I IN YOU
  • Maricel Gallego
    I love reading the word of God.It gives me a lot of wisdom and knowledge.
  • Joe rog
    Luke's version of the Lord's Prayer is great, it shows clearly that it is not finances only that should be forgiven like some believe from the Matthew version which uses debts. Luke says sins. And I know that Jesus explains the Matthew version and uses the term trespasses. So from these two versions of the Lord's Prayer we should forgive debts trespasses and sins. Glory to God and glory to Jesus.